Claudia Winkleman Biography & Photos

Claudia Anne I. Winkleman (born January 15, 1972) is a British TV presenter, radio personality and journalist. She is the daughter of Eve Pollard, former editor of the Sunday Express, and Barry Winkleman, a former editor of the Times Atlas of the World. My step-father is Sir Nicholas Lloyd, former editor of the Daily Express, and her half sister, the father of her second marriage with children Author Cindy Black, the actress Sophie Winkleman, fiancee of Lord Frederick Windsor.


Grew up in the London suburb of Hampstead, Winkleman attended the independent City of London School for Girls. From there she went to all the women of New Hall College at Cambridge University, graduating with an MA in history of art.

TV Career

Winkleman‘s first major TV job was in 1991, at the regional discussion program Central weekends. In 1992, she began to frequent the longtime BBC series leave, and continue to do so throughout the mid-1990s. This culminated in a documentary, in which she traveled throughout the world for 34 days reporting from Japan, India, Costa Rica and Dubai.

During this time, Winkleman also as a reporter on other shows, especially this morning, where she interviewed various personalities, including Michelle Pfieffer and Harrison Ford, (of which it is often because as my favorite interview .. at least. and only in the Carpenter ” ).

In the late 1990s, Winkleman a series of programs for smaller digital channels. She had a residence on the cable channel L! VE TV, of Kelvin MacKenzie and Janet Street-Porter, but soon left for other projects. A program, which during this time was a few titles toilets, where he allegedly on their extensive knowledge and experience of the toilets, ironically, trying to “… design, etiquette, psychology and culture hidden behind the modest Loo.” It also has a series of game shows, dating show, including the Three A Crowd and Fanorama which a young David Mitchell as team captain in his first TV appearance. She was also an occasional team captain on a game show called HeadJam by Vernon Kay.

Between 2002 and 2004, Winkleman started her first daily television role, as they at the invitation of the BBC Three entertainment show Liquid News Update. The show, originally by the late Christopher Price on the now defunct BBC Choice was recorded live. They shared the tasks, with Colin Paterson, and later Paddy O’Connell. The show was irreverent and playful, and frequently stir the greatest of them, when interviewed by Claudia S Club 7 in May 2003. She asked the band who have just announced their split, about their financial situation. Despite the group itself seems to be happy to answer the question, a PR woman stormed to the series to stop the interview. Although the dispute was not live, the material has been shown that night on the program.

In 2003, Fame Academy appointed Winkleman, a daily update show on BBC Three, in conjunction with the second row. Reporting from behind the scenes of the show, Claudia, daily interviews with the candidates, experts and prominent experts. They repeated in 2005 for the much shorter version of Celebrity Comic Relief Does Fame Academy. They also began hosting Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, a complementary program to Strictly Come Dancing.

Winkleman then several high-quality reality shows like the end of the story in 2004, a literary show, and art school in 2005, a program that saw five unlikely celebrities go through a two-week art course at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

More recently, Winkleman has a number of prime-time programs. In 2007 she took over from Cat Deeley as the host for the third series of Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, co-hosting with Patrick Kielty. Also the Eurovision Song Contest. They co-hosted coverage of the first Eurovision Dance Contest 2007, together with Graham Norton on BBC One in September this year, and also co-presented the British selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Eurovision called your decision, this time accompanied by Eurovision stalwart Sir Terry Wogan. In March 2008, Winkleman rekindled their partnership with Patrick Kielty, when the two hosted the final leg of Sport Relief 2008, announces £ 19640321 as the final amount, by donations from the spectators. She has since spoken of how much she has been through the experience.

In 2007, Winkleman was also the face of Sky Movie Premiere coverage of the 79th Academy Awards, repeat it for the 80th Academy Awards in 2008. The show is broadcast live in conjunction with the ceremony itself, runs through the night until the early morning hours.

Claudia has a lot of guest appearances on “Control Panel” and talk shows, including: Never Mind the Buzzcocks, I’d Lie To You? (in which she appeared on David Mitchell team, thus reprising their earlier collaboration game show), I have news for you, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, and Lily Allen and Friends. In February 2008 she appeared on the British version of the comedy improvisation show Thank God You’re here, by Paul Merton. In it, she had to improvise a scene in which she plays a school girl, were invited to the Head of the Department. It signaled its first foray into television.

As part of the celebrations for London’s win for hosting the 2012 Olympics, Winkleman co-host the London 2012 party alongside Matt Baker, 24 August, on the BBC.

Claudia also tells the BBC Three show Glamor Girls, a documentary series focuses on the British glamor industry .

Winkleman was a panellist on Channel 4’s The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2008.

In 2009, Winkleman as presenter of Let’s Dance for comic relief, a dance competition not a rule to raise money for Comic Relief, which, like Strictly Come Dancing, but with music, pop and dance songs. In the same year she presented a part of Red Nose Day Telethon live next to Jonathan Ross.

In March 2009 it was announced Winkleman to host the new series of Hell’s Kitchen on ITV1. They fronted the nightly show live from the restaurant in East London in the fourth series in the spring.

It Takes Two

It is through her work on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, that Claudia has been the public recognition. The program – started in 2004 – was as an accompaniment to view associated with the second series of Strictly Come Dancing, and now in the fifth row. It follows a similar format to the one that most frequently Claudia Fame Academy, and provides advice and Claudia dissecting the ins and outs of the main competition, accompanied by a series of dance experts, prominent experts and the competition itself. The show is broadcast daily in the course of the series at 6:30 clock on BBC Two. The show of the four judges – Bruno Tonioli, Arlene Phillips, Craig Revel Horwood and Len Goodman – almost always on her show once a week. One of the highlights of the show is “Len’s Masterclass,” a segment in which head judge Len Goodman with Claudia shows a dance move or two. Claudia‘s hapless attempts to perform the following steps are a lot of girlish kichernd and suggestive allusions. The show receives about three million viewers on average, and returned on 20 September 2008 Strictly Come Dancing for the sixth row.


Winkleman began her journalistic career as a travel writer, with columns on their various world tours. They did this in the Sunday Times and The Independent, but also contributed to the free daily Metro paper in London have a similar capacity. Like her TV career – and family – that she traveled less, and began to write general work, opinion, lifestyle journalism about femininity, sex and relationships. She has written for Cosmopolitan and Tatler et al.

Since 2005, she has a regular Wednesday column for the Independent called Take It From Me, compiling their various Musings on the lighter side of current affairs, celebrity news and anecdotes about their own lives. These include notably the tongue-in-cheek Diatribe on the shortcomings of men, and the pitfalls of juggling a professional life with that of a mother. Your column often angle to the irritating aspects of life, with her husband regularly the subject of ridicule loving. In 2007, this led to her husband in writing their column instead how such a thing as a reprisal, even if he only did that once.

On 9 April 2008, Winkleman The Independent wrote about them after reading this entry on itself when scouring the Internet looking for something to write. In the column, she denied recent speculation (on this page) that it was that a third child – they put their perceived new bulge on the fact that they are not “… banned from macaroni my world.” It got its name from being entered into Google and looking at this entry on Wikipedia. She was dismayed by the knowledge that there is speculation that she was pregnant when they do not, and – after ideas from her friend Lucy, it was “… to do with the dress” or “… they would have mixed with their Kate Thornton “- decided that the best measure was” a piece of cake and a cup of tea. ”

Radio Work

From 19 April 2008, Claudia began hosting the first in a six part comedy quiz series, a humorous look at the weekly celebrity gossip, called Hot Gossip. The show will take place on Saturday afternoon on BBC Radio 2 and sees Claudia dishing for those who dish out dirt. The show has many Featured famous experts, including Will Smith, Phil Nichol, Jo Caulfield, Rufus Hound and Jonathan Ross’ brother, Paul.

Claudia hosted their own weekly show on BBC Radio 2 called Claudia Winkleman art show. The show is broadcast every Friday night between 10 and midnight clock, and consists of interviews with people from the arts, as well as reviews and discussions .

Love and other works

In 2007 she traveled to Uganda for Comic Relief, in which the harsh realities of the AIDS situation there, which their strong (it has a video diary, which can be viewed here: Ugandan Claudia‘s video diary). Following this, they manned the phones at the BT Tower for the Disasters Emergency Committee, in response to the problems in Darfur. Also, the relaunch of the National Missing Person campaign, and the lodge’s Charity Raise Your Hand Christmas campaign for women and children against domestic violence.

In April 2008 she was a guest photographer for Barnardo’s Children’s Hospice, photographed the plight of children in the London Borough of Camden, for an exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery in Mayfair, London. It is also an outspoken advocate of the White Ribbon campaign, like many other organizations.

In June 2008, Winkleman was in Heat magazine without makeup on, as part of an out against the excessive Airbrush of female celebrities. She said it was “quite appalling.”

Claudia also has several awards including the Purple Heart Awards, Awards of HSBC, and the Campaign Digital Awards. In addition, it has hosted promotional videos for companies such as John Lewis Partnership, C & J Clark and the British Airport BAA Consortium Limited.

Private Life

Winkleman is the Jewish faith and married to Kris Thykier – when a partner of the PR firm Freud Communications with Matthew Freud, he has teamed up with director Matthew Vaughn (husband of Claudia Schiffer) in setting up a film production company named Marv Films . They live in Hyde Park in London, where they are a neighbor of Tony Blair, and even a house in Maida Vale. They have two children: Jake, born in March 2003, and Matilda, born in June 2006. In April 2008, Claudia was denied speculation that they have a third child, for details see letter.

On 1 September 2008, The Daily Mail reported on problems in the marriage Winkleman to Thykier, they cited the trip a rift between the two and Winkleman with the preparation for the next series of It Takes Two and Thykier in Los Angeles preparing for his new film production company Kick-Ass, with Nicolas Cage. The paper reported that Winkleman “saw, and stressed that the front of the door, when she welcomed (her father and step-mother), which is her son for the morning. She was not wearing a wedding ring.” However, Winkleman said in February 2009, in an interview with Fabulous magazine in terms of their marriage, “Everyone has problems, but you have a life, and you have the things. It is what everyone is doing.” She is now wearing her wedding ring again, and said that everything is back on the right track.

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